Panihati is a town located on the eastern side of the Hooghly river
in North 24 Parganas District
. Panihati is one of the major rice trade centers in West Bengal
. There are many industries including tanneries, cotton milling, pottery, cement, paint, and rubber goods.
Panihati is the site of many wonderful spiritual pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His close personal associates. This has made it an important place of pilgrimage.
Panihati is well connected with Kolkata by road and rail. The nearest airport is at Kolkata.